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septum

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēptum, alternative form of saeptum (enclosure, hedge, fence), from saeptus, perfect passive participle of saepiō (hedge in, enclose).

NounEdit

septum (plural septa or septums)

  1. (anatomy) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
    • 2002, Springhouse, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice, page 1158
      Deviated septum, a shift from the midline that commonly occurs in normal growth, is present in most adults.
  2. (botany) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
  3. (mycology) A partition that separates the cells of a (septated) fungus.
  4. (zoology) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
  5. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers.
  6. (zoology) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.

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NounEdit

sēptum n (genitive sēptī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of saeptum.

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sēptum sēpta
genitive sēptī sēptōrum
dative sēptō sēptīs
accusative sēptum sēpta
ablative sēptō sēptīs
vocative sēptum sēpta